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IBM SmartCamp Finals

Thursday, 6 Feb 2014

We celebrated entrepreneurs, innovators, and technology in the morning and featured eight special startup companies in the afternoon during our IBM SmartCamp Global Finals in San Francisco, California.

SmartCamp winners
Coriell Life Sciences logo

Congratulations to Coriell Life Sciences
2013 IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year

Shopa logo

Congratulations to Shopa
People’s Choice Award

Keynote speaker: Eric Ries

Eric Ries

Eric Ries @ericries is best recognized for pioneering the Lean Startup movement, a new-business strategy which maximizes a company's potential by allocating and improvising their resources as efficiently as possible. When Crown Business published Eric's first book, The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Business, it became an instant standard blueprint and bestseller for entrepreneurs and startups around the world. Eric is also a leading Silicon Valley and business blogger. He hosts sold out conferences and advises the Lean Startup Machine workshop series which is now in over 20 cities. IBM is thrilled to have Eric as our guest keynote at IBM SmartCamp Finals!

Morning agenda: Don't Just Survive, Thrive!
Time (local) Topic
8:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Welcome and kickoff
9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Early growth discussion
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Rapid growth discussion
11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Continuous growth discussion
11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wrap up
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Networking lunch

Afternoon agenda: Realize Tomorrow, Today
Time (local) Topic
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Registration - Bently Banking Hall
2:00 p.m.-2:10 p.m. Event kickoff
2:10 p.m.-2:20 p.m. Welcome
2:20 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Global Entrepreneurship
2:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Venture Capital Panel: The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem around the Globe
Host: Bill Tai, Partner, Charles River Ventures
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Networking break
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Startup finalists’ pitches
5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Special guest keynote
6:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Winner announced and award ceremony
6:15 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Reception

Meet the finalists

Australia, New Zealand, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Asia, Central Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Latin America

North America

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